EXACTLY How To Get From Caticlan To Boracay🏝️✅[2024]

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Want to visit a tropical paradise and wondering how to go to Boracay from Caticlan? We can help!  Transportation from Caticlan to Boracay is not far and is relatively straightforward with many people taking this trip every day.

Boracay is an absolutely gorgeous island. It’s not surprising that it’s one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines. Getting here means passing through Caticlan. Since everyone is looking for transfers from Caticlan to Boracay, it’s extra easy as people will assume when you arrive in Caticlan that you are on your way to Boracay.


To help you travel with ease, below I show you exactly how to get from Caticlan to Boracay Island.  Whether you’re wondering how to go from Caticlan airport to Boracay island, how to take the Caticlan to Boracay ferry, wanting more information on the Caticlan to Boracay transfer 2024 fare or just want to know the total Caticlan to Boracay travel time – it’s all covered in this guide. 

I also describe the reverse journey from Boracay to Caticlan airport. 

Note that Caticlan Airport is now often called Boracay Airport. This is exactly the same airport. There is no airport on Boracay itself and this is the closest airport to the island.

Caticlan Boracay Map

This map shows you the distance from Caticlan to Boracay

Caticlan to Boracay map
Click the map above to open it in Google Maps

The distance from Caticlan Jetty to Boracay is just under two kilometres. Caticlan Airport is only about 500 metres from Caticlan Jetty.

The Caticlan Airport to Boracay travel time is just 35 minutes.

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The transfer from Caticlan to Boracay island must be by ferry. There are no bridges to Boracay and no airports on the island. If you arrive at Caticlan Airport, you can take a van from the Airport to the Jetty for the ferry.

How To Get From Caticlan To Boracay [2024]

There are two steps to get from Caticlan to Boracay. First, you must get to Caticlan Jetty. Then, you can take the ferry across to Boracay Island.

We are assuming you arrive at Caticlan Airport. If you arrive by bus in Caticlan from elsewhere on the island of Panay, this will often take you directly to the jetty. Otherwise, you may need to walk or take a taxi to the jetty ready for step two below.

If you need to get to Caticlan, flying is the easiest way.

Click here to see the flight prices and options for your dates.

Step 1: Caticlan Airport To Boracay

Boracay Airport Caticlan
Boracay Airport, Caticlan

Caticlan or Boracay Airport is the closest airport to Boracay and getting to Boracay from Caticlan airport is easy. Note that there is no airport on the island itself.

When you arrive at the airport, transport from Caticlan airport to Boracay is offered either by tricycle or van.  This transport will take you directly to Caticlan Jetty where you can take a ferry to Boracay Island. 

It’s only about 500 metres from Caticlan Airport to the jetty so you can walk if you want and don’t have much luggage. It only takes about 10 minutes.

Then you are all set for step two which is a ferry ride from Caticlan jetty port to Boracay.  The ferry Caticlan to Boracay is described in more detail below.

You can buy tickets in advance for your transfers from Caticlan Airport to Boracay which include the van ride to the jetty and then the onward ferry ride to Boracay. This is the easiest way to go and a great price.

Click here to see the latest prices for this transfer from Caticlan airport to Boracay here.

You can also read our full guide to traveling from Boracay Airport to Boracay here.

Step 2: Ferry From Caticlan To Boracay (Caticlan Jetty Port To Boracay)

From Caticlan Port to Boracay, you can take the small bangka or boat.   

The boat schedule from Caticlan to Boracay is usually from 5am to 9pm. The ferry boat fare from Caticlan to Boracay is made up of the following: ₱50 for the boat ticket, ₱100 for the port fee and an environmental fee which is ₱150 for locals and 300 for everyone else.  You can purchase your ticket at the port or in advance.

Alternatively, you can also opt for a bigger passenger vessel to Boracay, namely the Boracay Express. The Caticlan jetty port to Boracay fare is usually higher at ₱80, plus the same port and environmental fees as above. For the Boracay Express, the Caticlan to Boracay boat schedule has ferries running around every 1-2 hours, 24/7. 

Another option is to charter a private Caticlan to Boracay boat. A private Caticlan to Boracay boat fare 2024 costs ₱1,000 during the day or ₱2,000 – 2,500 during the evening.

You can also buy your tickets in advance and be set to go.

Click here to see the latest price.

After the scenic boat ride, you arrive at Cagban Jetty in Boracay Island where you can take a tricycle to your accommodation.  Depending on where you’re heading, this usually costs about  ₱100-250 per ride. If you want to take a more budget-friendly option, ride the multi-cab at only ₱40 per person. 

Taking the tricycle from the jetty on Boracay to our accommodation by White Beach
Taking the tricycle from the jetty on Boracay to our accommodation by White Beach

Your hotel may also be able to arrange your transport on your behalf.

Boracay To Caticlan

For a return Boracay to Caticlan transfer, it is the same as above but in reverse.  Just catch a Boracay to Caticlan ferry from Cagban Jetty in Boracay. 

The easiest way to take the ferry from Boracay to Caticlan is to book a ticket in advance to avoid any hassle in your transfer.

Click here to see the latest prices.

Now, if you want to know how to go to Boracay/Caticlan airport from Boracay, and you’re opting for a Boracay to Caticlan airport transfer, you can also buy tickets here which include a van ride to the airport.

You can also walk or take a tricycle from the Caticlan Jetty Port to the airport.

Final Words

So there you have it! In this guide, we’ve covered exactly how to travel from Caticlan to Boracay (and vice versa!)

First, you need to get to Caticlan Jetty. You can take a van ride, tricycle or walk from Boracay/Caticlan Airport to Caticlan Jetty. Then, you can take a ferry from Caticlan jetty to Boracay.

You can buy a ticket for the van and ferry ride here.

If you want to know how to travel from Boracay to Caticlan, the transport is the same in reverse. 

I hope you found this guide to getting from Caticlan to Boracay useful. If you’re starting your journey in Manila – click here for details on how getting from Manila to Boracay. Or you can find our guide to travelling from Kalibo to Boracay here or from everywhere else to Boracay here. You can also find our complete travel guide to Boracay here.

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By Sarah Gibson

Sarah first fell in love with the Philippines back in 2013 when she spent her son's first birthday on the beach in Boracay. Since then, she has visited many times and loves sharing her love of the Philippines here so you can enjoy it too. Sarah also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and a Certificate III in International Travel Sales. Sarah especially loves island hopping through the Philippines - it's so gorgeous and easy. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to the Philippines!